During May 2023, the Saudi Human Rights Commission confirmed in a letter to Amnesty International that the application of the death penalty against juveniles for censure crimes has been permanently abolished, while two young men in Saudi Arabia are at imminent risk of execution after the Supreme Court issued a secret ruling against them at the age of under 18 when they committed their crime of participating in anti-government protest demonstrations, where the court relied on confessions tainted by torture and other ill-treatment, including Severe beatings, sexual violence and electric shocks, which the court failed to investigate.
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